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Indians outfielder Sizemore to rehab against Ohio State

Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore will participate in an exhibition game with the Columbus Clippers against Ohio State on Tuesday, according to a press release.

Sizemore is rehabbing a left-knee injury he suffered during the 2010 season. He had microfracture surgery on June 6, 2010, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday (retroactive to March 29), before the start of the 2011 regular season.

During spring training, Sizemore played in four games, going 1-10 with two walks.

He played in just 33 games during the 2010 season, hitting .211 with no home runs, 13 RBIs and 35 strikeouts.

Sizemore also missed 56 games during the 2009 season because of injuries to his left elbow and lower left abdomen.

Before injuries derailed both seasons, he played in at least 157 games in each of his previous four seasons. In 2006 and 2007, he played in all 162 regular-season games and all 11 of the Indians’ games in the 2007 playoffs.

From 2005 to 2008, Sizemore played in 382 straight games.

Indians reliever Joe Smith also will suit up for the Clippers, rehabbing an abdominal strain.

Smith went 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA in 40 innings pitched in 2010 for the Indians.

The Clippers play the Buckeyes at 6:35 p.m. at Huntington Park.

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